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Writer's Retreat

The Issachar Fund accepts applications from individuals --a pastor, scholar, author, or doctoral candidate -- to write.  The Writer's Retreat supports research and writing in our Areas of Inquiry.  This program welcomes domestic and international applications from those interested in writing in any major language. Designed to be a space for focused writing and research, the Writer's Retreat hosts one participant at a time.  


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Our two-bedroom apartment is located in a historic building in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan, next to the entertainment district and a short walk from excellent restaurants and coffee shops.
 A three-minute walk to the central bus station puts local libraries and universities just a short bus ride away. The 1,000 square foot converted loft, with high ceilings and exposed brick walls, has comfortable modern furnishings, hardwood floors and an in-unit washer/dryer. A desk and bookcases offer space for papers, books and computers. Wireless internet access and a printer are provided. On-site parking is available for those who choose to drive to Grand Rapids. To learn more, please visit our Writer's Retreat Program Details page. 

For highest consideration, please submit your application as soon as possible, as final approval can take up to three months.
*Applicants may apply to stay for one to five months.

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